Former Ferrari boss and FIA president Jean Todt has revealed that while legendary F1 champion Michael Schumacher is still with us, ‘his life is different’ in 2023 from how it was before the crash that took place nearly 10 years ago in December 2013.
The seven-time F1 world champion was enjoying a family skiing holiday in the French Alps after announcing his second retirement from the sport when the accident occurred. Schumacher was navigating an off-piste descent with son Mick when he crashed, hitting his head on a rock and placing him in a life-threatening condition.
Todt, who is an extremely close friend to Schumacher following their time spent together at Ferrari, recently spoke to L’Equipe about his condition, explaining: “Michael is here, so I don’t miss him.
“[But he] is simply not the Michael he used to be. He is different and is wonderfully guided by his wife and children who protect him. His life is different now and I have the privilege of sharing moments with him. That’s all there is to say. Unfortunately, fate struck him 10 years ago. He is no longer the Michael we knew in Formula One.”